Dristigheten (1900)

Postcard image of Dristigheten from the 1930s or 1940s. This is photograph No. DO14939:208 from the Naval Museum of Sweden (Marinmuseum) collections.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1898
Launched
1900
Commissioned
1901
Decommissioned
1947
AD/BC
AD
History

Dristigheten was a Swedish coast defense ship, launched in 1900. Commissioned in September, 1901, she had a pair of 210mm (8.2") guns as the main battery, with six 152mm (6") and ten 57mm (2.2") guns, and a couple 457mm (18") torpedo tubes thrown in for good measure. Dristigheten was converted to a seaplane tender between 1927 and 1930, and could carry three aircraft in her new stern hangar. She decommissioned in 1947, and was used as a target ship until 1961, when she was scrapped.